Recreation

When living at The Philadelphian, you are never far away from recreational opportunities.
 
Biking
 
Close by, the very popular Schuylkill River Trail follows the river's banks from the heart of the city to Valley Forge National Park and beyond. The ambitious bicyclist can easily explore miles of trails within Philadelphia’s vast park system or follow the tranquil, lushly wooded Wissahickon Creek all the way to Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County.
Walking / Jogging
 
Sharing the path with bicyclists, casual walkers and serious runners also enjoy the Schuylkill River Trail, sometimes traveling south across the most recent addition - a boardwalk that extends over the river. Across the street from the Philadelphian, strollers wander through the Art Museum's outdoor sculpture garden and a four-acre azalea garden, with its gorgeous variety of azaleas, rhododendrons, other perennials, and annuals.
Rowing and Paddling
 
From long dragon boats to one-oar sculls, the boats plying the river offer yet another opportunity for The Philadelphian's residents to enjoy the natural resources close at hand. Those of us who do not row can still watch the racing shells that launch from the eleven Victorian boathouses on picturesque Boathouse Row.  Next to the human paddlers, the ducks and cormorants go about the serious business of finding their next meal.
Events on the Parkway
 
From pop-up beer gardens to outdoor movie nights, a variety of events make the Benjamin Franklin Parkway a happening place during the summer. On most nice weekends, walk-a-thons bring out people of all ages to take part or to cheer. The Fourth of July draws residents to their windows and balconies to watch the fireworks, just across the street above the Art Museum.
 
 
 
 
 
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